HOW SERIOUS IS THE CORONAVIRUS?

• It can cause flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough & difficulty to breathing.

• There is currently no effective vaccine

• Most people get better with enough rest, water to drink and medicine for pain


HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO CATCH THE VIRUS?

• You could catch it if you have been close to a person who has the virus

• The chance of being in contact with the virus is currently under control in China, though there should be consistent self-protection in place to protect yourself and people around you.

• If you have travelled to areas where many people are infected, your chance of catching the virus is higher.

How can you stop coronavirus spreading?

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What should you do if you feel unwell

  • Keep away from others and stay at home to stop the infection spreading.
  • Avoid public transportation if you think you have symptoms of coronavirus. If you become unwell at a place of education, tell a member of staff and let them know if you have travelled to any other countries in the last 14 days.
  • If a staff member or parent thinks they have symptoms of coronvirus, they should promptly seek medical advice.Teachers and support staff should follow the local government + World Health Organisation advice